Ollison ran once for 19 yards and a touchdown during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Saints. He also failed to haul in his only target.
Analysis: Mike Davis led the team in rushing attempts (six) and yards (30), but he also lost two fumbles and had to leave the game due to a rib injury. In his absence, Ollison played just 16 offensive snaps, but he took advantage of his only touch by bowling his way to a 19-yard score in the third quarter, recording the Falcons' first touchdown of the game. The 25-year-old running back finished his 2021 campaign with 21 rushes for 105 yards (5.0 ypc) and a touchdown across eight appearances.
Jan 10, 2022 9:15 AM EST
Ollison (quadriceps) is active for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Analysis: The 25-year-old was questionable with the quad issue but is ready to play in the season finale. Ollison figures to see limited opportunities Sunday behind Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson in the backfield.
Jan 9, 2022 12:24 PM EST
Ollison (quadriceps) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Ollison suffered the injury during last week's loss against the Bills and was able to practice in a limited fashion Thursday after sitting out Wednesday's session. He had three carries for 19 yards before exiting Week 17 and could see limited work if available Sunday behind Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson.
Jan 7, 2022 11:40 AM EST
Ollison (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice session.
Analysis: Ollison didn't participate in practice Wednesday but he was back on the field in a limited capacity Thursday. While he's trending in the right direction, he'll likely have to log a full session Friday if he hopes to avoid the injury report for Sunday's game against the Saints.
Jan 6, 2022 1:19 PM EST
Ollison (quadriceps) was unable to participate at Wednesday's practice.
Analysis: The running back suffered the quadriceps injury in Week 17 against the Bills, causing him to miss Wednesday's first practice of the week. If Ollison were to be forced to miss Week 18, it wouldn't likely cause much of a change in the Falcons' offensive approach as their top two ball-carriers Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson will be available.
Jan 5, 2022 2:57 PM EST
Ollison (quadriceps) is questionable to return Sunday against the Bills, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: Ollison rushed three times for 19 yards before leaving the game with the apparent quadriceps injury. If he is unable to return, then Mike Davis and Cordarrelle Patterson will be the only healthy running backs available for the Falcons.
Jan 2, 2022 12:03 PM EST
Ollison rushed once for three yards and caught his only target for four yards during Sunday's 31-13 loss to the 49ers.
Analysis: Ollison played just three offensive snaps, which all came late in the fourth quarter of the blowout loss. The Falcons' running game was held in check by the 49ers' stout front seven, but it remains clear that Cordarrelle Patterson and Mike Davis will garner the majority of the touches regardless of how much success they are having. While Atlanta's offense is reliant on its running backs, Ollison likely doesn't warrant any fantasy consideration as long as the aforementioned duo is healthy.
Dec 20, 2021 10:34 AM EST
Ollison rushed five times for 23 yards during Sunday's 29-21 win over the Panthers.
Analysis: Ollison remains firmly supplanted behind Cordarrelle Patterson and Mike Davis, but he appears to have solidified himself as the No. 3 option after the Falcons waived Wayne Gallman. Across his last three appearances, the third-year pro has 16 rushing attempts for 64 yards and three catches for eight yards. However, while Atlanta's offense is reliant on their running backs, Ollison likely doesn't warrant any fantasy consideration as long as the aforementioned duo is healthy.
Dec 13, 2021 12:45 PM EST
Ollison was signed to the Falcon's 53-man roster Saturday.
Analysis: The running back was elevated from the practice squad three times in the last five weeks and will fill a more prominent role going forward as Atlanta also waived veteran running back Wayne Gallman on Saturday. Ollison saw 14 total touches between the last two games he suited up for the Falcons and head coach Arthur Smith said Ollison had "earned the right for more carries" after he led the team in rushing yards (34) in Week 11. The three-year veteran should see more carries now as the team's third option behind Cordarrelle Patterson and Mike Davis.
Dec 11, 2021 1:06 PM EST
Ollison was reverted back to Atlanta's practice squad.
Analysis: The running back had two rushing attempts for seven yards and a catch for eight yards in the team's Week 13 loss to the Buccaneers. With Cordarrelle Patterson, Mike Davis and Wayne Gallman all available, it appears like Ollison was the odd man out in Atlanta.
Dec 6, 2021 7:20 PM EST
Ollison had two rushing attempts for seven yards and caught his only target for eight yards during Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Buccaneers.
Analysis: Ollison led the team in carries during the Week 11 loss to the Patriots, but he was kept on the practice squad for Week 12 after being sidelined with an illness. The Falcons backfield continues to be a mystery behind Cordarrelle Patterson, as Wayne Gallman, Mike Davis and Ollison have each had sizeable roles at certain times and limited action in other games. With Gallman a healthy scratch in Week 13, Davis (38 snaps) and Patterson (34 snaps) paced the Falcons' running backs in snaps and production, while Ollison (13) operated in reserve.
Dec 6, 2021 12:35 PM EST
Ollison was elevated from Atlanta's practice squad Saturday, Michael Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.
Analysis: Ollison led the team in carries in Week 11 against New England but was left on the practice squad for Week 12 after being sidelined with an illness. He won't maintain the primary role for Atlanta against the Buccaneers on Sunday due to the return of Cordarrelle Patterson, though Ollison could overtake both Wayne Gallman and Mike Davis for the primary backup duties.
Dec 4, 2021 2:56 PM EST
The Falcons are considering elevating Ollison from the practice squad ahead of Sunday's game against the Buccaneers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: One way or another, a firm resolution on Ollison's status for this weekend should arrive no later than 4 p.m. ET on Saturday, the deadline for teams playing Sunday to make Week 13 roster moves. After missing practice time last week while tending to an illness, Ollison wasn't summoned from the practice squad ahead of the Falcons' eventual win over the Jaguars, but he led Atlanta with nine carries for 34 yards in the team's Week 11 loss to the Patriots while Cordarrelle Patterson was out with an ankle injury. Patterson was productive in his return to the lineup in Jacksonville and looks healthy ahead of Sunday's contest, so Ollison will likely be in line for a bit role out of the backfield if he's added to the roster this week.
Dec 3, 2021 9:59 AM EST
Ollison (illness) is healthy for Week 13, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: Ollison was unavailable Week 12, after being called up from the practice squad (and leading the team with nine carries) the week before in a loss to New England. Of course, Cordarrelle Patterson missed the Patriots game but then returned for Sunday's win over the Jags, so it isn't clear Ollison would've had a role even if he'd been healthy this past weekend. Smith did mention after the Week 11 game that he wanted to get Ollison more carries, though the coach may have just meant while Patterson was out (which ended up being only one game). It remains to be seen if Ollison will replace a struggling Mike Davis as Atlanta's No. 2 back behind Patterson down the stretch.
Dec 1, 2021 8:58 AM EST
The Falcons didn't elevate Ollison (illness) from the practice squad prior to Saturday's deadline for Week 12 roster moves, meaning he won't be eligible to play Sunday against the Jaguars.
Analysis: Ollison emerged as a potential pickup in deeper leagues after he led the Falcons with nine carries for 34 yards while playing exactly half of the offensive snaps in last week's 25-0 loss to the Patriots. Even with the Falcons' No. 1 back, Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle), listed as questionable for the second week in a row and uncertain to play against Jacksonville, Ollison wasn't deemed an option for Week 12 after he missed every practice this week while battling a non-COVID-19-related illness. If Patterson winds up on the inactive list for Sunday's game, the Falcons will turn to a combination of Mike Davis and Wayne Gallman to lead their ground attack.
Nov 28, 2021 5:27 AM EST
Ollison missed practice this week with a non-COVID-19 illness and isn't expected to play in Sunday's game against Jacksonville, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
Analysis: With Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) out for last Thursday's 25-0 loss to New England, the Falcons brought Ollison up from their practice squad and gave him nine carries and three targets (producing 36 scoreless yards) on 48 percent snap share. Ollison reverted back to the practice squad after the game, and it isn't clear whether he'd have had a Week 12 role if not for the illness. Patterson is listed as questionable for the game in Jacksonville, leaving Mike Davis, Wayne Gallman and Caleb Huntley (practice squad) as Atlanta's healthy running backs.
Nov 26, 2021 2:57 PM EST
Coach Arthur Smith said Wednesday that Ollison has "earned the right for more carries," Josh Kendall of The Athletic reports.
Analysis: With Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle) out last week, Ollison was called up from the practice squad and ended up leading the team in carries (nine for 34 yards) while playing 48 percent of offensive snaps. Mike Davis got just as much playing time but only three carries, and he's now down to 3.2 YPC on the season, potentially opening the door for Patterson to have a new backfield partner. That said, it'll likely be tough to get a read on Ollison's role ahead of Sunday's game in Jacksonville, and he might not even have one if Patterson returns to the lineup.
Nov 24, 2021 1:16 PM EST
Ollison carried nine times for 34 yards and gained zero yards on two receptions Thursday in the Falcons' 25-0 loss to the Patriots. He reverted to the Falcons' practice squad Friday.
Analysis: Elevated from the practice squad for the second time this season Thursday, Ollison ended up taking on a larger role than expected out of an Atlanta backfield that was without top option Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle). Though Mike Davis (three carries for one yard, three catches for 20 yards) picked up the start, Ollison handily outproduced him on the ground and saw the same amount of snaps (26). Atlanta could bring Ollison back from the practice squad if Patterson isn't ready to play in the team's upcoming game next weekend in Jacksonville, but the former won't make for a compelling fantasy option even if he replicates his Week 11 workload. Ollison doesn't present much of a threat as a pass catcher and is averaging just 2.7 yards on 32 career carries.
Nov 19, 2021 4:07 PM EST
Ollison was elevated from Atlanta's practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement for Josh Andrews on Thursday, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.
Analysis: Whether Ollison suits up for Thursday's game against the Patriots will likely depend on the status of Cordarrelle Patterson (ankle), who is viewed as a game-time decision. Even if Patterson sits, Ollison's role would likely be limited with Mike Davis and Wayne Gallman both ahead of him on the running back depth chart.
Nov 18, 2021 1:40 PM EST
Ollison reverted to the Falcons' practice squad Monday.
Analysis: Ollison joined Atlanta early in September and was elevated to the Falcons' active roster for the first time this season in Week 9. The 2019 fifth-found pick will likely go back to his reserve role on Atlanta's practice squad, barring any injuries.
Nov 10, 2021 7:00 PM EST
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